This new form of medical information outreach outweighed any other contenders for today’s post:
“When I had my colonoscopy I had a question on my mind.
Do we all look the same when the doctor sees us from behind?
Then I had the answer…
Peter Yarrow, starting The Colonoscopy Song
Am I pro- or con- colonoscopy for routine screening, you might wonder. Well, that depends.
Am I pro- or con- famous singers and other celebrities extolling the benefits of particular medical interventions? Well, that depends, too.
But I’m sure I prefer “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Also “Leaving on a Jet Plane” fills me with imperfect memories of 6th grade. (I don’t know much about the history of this song, but there is an older, grainier and harder-to-hear version on YouTube dating to March, 2008.)
Thanks Peter, for this unique verbalization of what some doctors might otherwise convey. Glad to see you singing, aging, smiling about something.
The CDC confirms that March is national colorectal cancer awareness month (NCCAM).